Ear Cleaning Tips

Regular ear cleaning is very important particularly for dogs who are prone to ear infections. Otoflush® is a pH neutral ear flush solution which cleans the ear canal of wax and exudate and reduces microbial numbers (bacteria and yeast) within the ear. Its cleaning and antiseptic properties play an important role in the prevention of repeat ear infections.

To clean the ear with Otoflush®:

  1. Remove the cap and insert the nozzle into the ear canal opening.
  2. Squeeze to fill the ear canal (approximately 0.5ml for small breed dogs or 1.5ml for larger breeds).
  3. Gently massage the ear canal. Most dogs love this bit!
  4. Allow the dog to shake their head to remove debris and excess Otoflush®.
  5. Repeat this process until the Otoflush® coming out of the ear is clean.
  6. Wipe the external ear clean. Never use cotton tips down your dog’s ear as this can push wax and exudate further into the canal.
  7. Always reward your dog with a treat or a game to make ear cleaning a positive experience.

During an active infection, Otoflush® must be used in conjunction with a topical antimicrobial preparation as prescribed by your veterinarian. Depending on the type of infection present, your veterinarian may recommend using Otoflush® twice daily just prior to application of the prescribed medicated ear treatments, or they may recommend flushing with Otoflush® twice weekly.

A maintenance plan typically consists of using Otoflush® once weekly. Regular check-ups with your veterinarian are advised to ensure your dog’s ear disease is effectively controlled.

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